It's not so open anymore
Tried Larch with some shifties on 3/27. About 3/4 mile from the gate at mile 10, at the switchback, there was snow about 4" deep on the roadway. There was a narrow, slushy car-tire track you could barely ride in, but this not being the Giro D'Italia, and me not being Andy Hampsten, I turned around. Two more intrepid members made it to the summit, but had to push their bikes through snow the last mile.